Tetra strike from Jan Richter helps Chile to a 9-1 thrilling victory over Barbados

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  • Tetra strike from Jan Richter helps Chile to a 9-1 thrilling victory over Barbados

Tetra strike from Jan Richter helps Chile to a 9-1 thrilling victory over Barbados

Jan Richter’s tetra-strike effort guided Chile to a dominated 9-1 victory over Barbados in their opening match, in Pool A, at the 16th Pan American Games played in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Thursday, October 20.

As the scores exhibited, it was quite an entertaining game of hockey in which Chile athletes completely dominated their opponents from the starting siren until the ending whistle.

Barbados men really put some efforts to stop the Chilean attacks but they failed to do so. The Chilean men utilised their opportunities very well throughout the entire seventy minutes. As the stats showed they almost scored a goal after every eight minutes on average.

The Chilean athletes were much irrefutable in their attacks as well as in their defence as they conceded only a single goal in the entire course of action while they scored nine, four in the first half and five in the second half.

The first half started with an early action by the Chilean men where they took just three minutes to open their score. Jan Richter scored the first Chilean goal with the help of a drag flick in the 3rd minute.

It proved just a matter of five minutes when Martin Rodriguez doubled their lead in the 8th minute with a field beauty. Five minutes later, Jan Richter scored his second goal, again on penalty corner, followed by another perfect drag flick from the same striker in the 22nd minute.

On the other side, the Barbados athletes were looked the mere spectators throughout from the first thirty five minutes.  Leading by four goals, Chile put some efforts in the remaining time but the score stood at 4-0 till the interval.

The second half too looked the similar side of the same coin as Chilean athletes scored an extra strike as compared to the first one.

 However, this time it was Barbados that firstly found the net seven minutes in to the play. They scored their first goal of the match when the skipper, Aaron Forde, netted the ball in the 42nd minute but thereafter it was completely a Chilean show.

 Jan Richter was, once again, the contributor to the score board when he converted another penalty corner into their 5th goal in the 50th minute followed by penalty stroke strike from the captain, Esteban Krainz, in the very next minute.

The Chilean athletes took just another two minutes to make it 7-1 but this time the scorer was Sven Richter who made a wonderful effort on open play.

The skipper, Esteban Krainz, was once again in action when they were awarded another penalty stroke in the 67th minute to which he made no mistake and scored the 8th goal before Alexis Berczely made it 9-1 in the 68th minute.


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